[…] The first tripod that I got was very heavy and I couldn’t fit it in any bag or backpack. I used to hesitate to bring it along when I traveled solo. Now, it’s the first thing that I pack. The key here is to get a tripod that’s light and small when folded. I’ve done a lot of hours of research about a suitable travel tripod and a lot of companies out there really stepped up their game. While you can get a professional travel tripod for $900ish, I wasn’t ready to spend that much on a tripod. So, after doing some more research and making loads of pro and con lists, I found a tripod that was small, light and actually affordable: The Davis & Sanford PB228-10. Check out this list of the best travel tripods in 2018 for more. […]
I probably didn’t chop the broccoli quite fine enough on this first attempt, so next time I’ll cut the stems and florets coarsely, then pulse them in the food processor. And for those wondering, no, the broccoli isn’t cooked first. Rolling the semi-crumbly/sticky mixture into balls didn’t work well for me, but gently squeezing them into ball shapes worked fine as long as I placed them very gently on the baking pan. Next time I might use a cookie dough scoop to make sure they are more uniformly sized. They can be spaced rather close together, too – almost touching. I baked them in a large convection toaster oven and they fit perfectly on a 12″ square baking pan.
The Howling Abyss is used for "ARAM" (All Random All Mid) matches, and is five vs. five.  The difference between the Abyss and the other maps is that there is only a single narrow lane of Turrets and an Inhibitor, and no neutral jungle area. Thus, rather than skirmishes and hidden movement, the Abyss focuses exclusively on large team-fights in the sole middle lane. Players cannot return to their allied base to replenish health and mana or purchase items unless they have been killed.  ARAM was launched as an official mode in September 2013.